Mayor Lani honored Taguig’s new math whiz


The City Government of Taguig recently feted the city’s newest “Math Wizard,” sixth-grade student Farrel Eldrian Wu of New Life Christian Academy.

The 11-year-old Wu, a Taguig resident, won the gold medal in the individual category of the 14th Po Leung Kuk Primary Mathematics World Contest (PMWC) held in Hong Kong between July 13 and 17. Wu was the youngest of the Philippine contingent to the prestigious math tilt.

City Mayor Lani Cayetano awarded a Plaque of Appreciation and Cash incentive in the amount of P10,000.00 to the pupil.

“On behalf of the city government, I congratulate MGC New Life Christian Academy’s Farrel Eldrian Wu for bagging the gold medal in this international math competition,” a beaming Mayor Cayetano said in an earlier message to the pupil.

Further magnifying the pupil’s achievement is the fact that he took home the only gold medal for the Philippines in the competition, which showcased number-crunchers from 14 other nations. The young math wizard also won a silver medal in the same contest.

“May your outstanding achievement serve as an inspiration to other young students in Taguig that anyone of them could join and even win international contests, if you put your heart into it,” Ate Lani added.

Meanwhile, lawyer Darwin Icay, Mayor Cayetano’s spokesperson, said that Wu’s victory continues the “winning tradition” of Taguigeños in high-level math competitions.

Earlier this year, four other math wizards from Senator Renato Companero Cayetano Memorial Science and Technology High School (SRCCMSTHS) namely Joshua Cubales, Aljan Balbuena, Glaiza Marie Lipato and Carl Rey Maximo won the championship trophy in the Sharp Calculators-MTGMath Trail and problem solving competition.

The team from SRCCMSTHS bested contingents from 24 other schools, both public and private, from around Metro Manila and Luzon.

“As the Cayetano administration works to uplift the quality of education here in Taguig by investing in infrastructure projects and an expanded scholarship program, it is very fulfilling to see that our young students continue to reap honors both here and abroad. These kids are proof that we’re on path toward achieving educational excellence,” Icay said.

FILIPINO VERSION:

Pinarangalan kamakailan ng Pamahalaang Lungsod ng Taguig ang pinakabagong “math wizard” nito na si Farrel Eldrian Wu, isang grade six student ng MGC New Life Christian Academy.

Ang 11-anyos na si Wu, isang Taguigeño ay nanalo ng gintong medalya para sa indibidwal na kategorya sa 14th Primary Mathematics World Contest na ginanap sa Hong Kong noong Hulyo 13 hanggang 17. Si Wu ay nagsilbing pinakabatang kalahok sa prestiyosong pagtimpalak.

Mismong si Mayor Lani Cayetano ang nagbigay ng Plaque of Appreciation at Cash incentive na nagkakahalaga ng P 10,000.00 sa nasabing estudyante.

“Sa ngalan ng pamahalaang lungsod ay binabati ko si Farrel Eldrian Wu ng MGC New Life Christian Academy sa pag-uwi ng gintong medalya sa international math competition,” saad ni Mayor Cayetano sa naunang mensahe nito sa mag-aaral.

Bukod sa pag-sungkit sa kaisa-isang gintong medalya para sa bansa ay nag-uwi rin ang matinik na si Wu ng silver medal. Umabot sa 15 bansa ang nagpadala ng mga kalahok sa paligsahan.

“Ang iyong tagumpay ay magsilbi sanang inspirasyon para sa ibang mag-aaral sa Taguig na kahit sino ay maaring sumali at manalo sa mga international contest, kung isasapuso ang kanilang hangarin,” dagdag ni Mayor Lani.

Samantala, ang pagkapanalo ni Wu ay isa lamang patunay na nagpapatuloy ang “winning tradtion” ng mga Taguigeños sa larangan ng math contests, ayon sa tagapagsalita ni Mayor Cayetano na si Atty. Darwin Icay.

Ngayong taon rin ay nagkampeyon sa Sharp Calculators-MTGMath Trail and problem solving competition ang apat pang math wizards mula sa Senator Renato Companero Cayetano Memorial Science and Technology High School (SRCCMSTHS) na sina Joshua Cubales, Aljan Balbuena, Glaiza Marie Lipato at Carl Rey Maximo.

Tinalo ng pangkat mula SRCCMSTHS ang mga kalahok ng 24 pang mga paaralan,  pribado at pampubliko, mula sa Metro Manila at Luzon.

“Nakakatuwang malaman na patuloy sa pagtanggap ng parangal ang mga estudyanteng Taguigeño habang lubos na nagtatrabaho ang administrasyon Cayetano sa pagpapa-angat ng kalidad ng edukasyon sa lungsod sa pamamagitan ng mga bagong impastraktura pati na ang pinagandang scholarship program. Patunay ang mga batang ito na nasa daan na tayo tungo sa kalinangan,” wika ni Icay.


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